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5:55 AM ET, September 16, 2008

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Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update is recommended for Mac OS X Leopard versions 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3 and 10.5.4.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.5
Discussion: CNET News, Apple and The Apple Core
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Amazon Does the Obvious, Finally: Adds Video on IMDb  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has finally done what many have been asking it since the time the company bought IMDB: it has enabled video on the film and TV database/info site.  The company says users can now watch 6,000 full-length feature films …
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Chuck / Business Wire:
Users Can Now Watch Full-Length Movies and TV Shows for Free on IMDb.com  —  Beta feature debuts with over 6,000 TV episodes and movies  —  The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com …
Discussion: Podcasting News and Pulse 2.0
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Drudge Report: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement  —  There are two main reasons why news sites are reluctant to send readers away by linking to third-party content.  First, you shouldn't send people away or else they won't come back to your site.
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Announcement Video!!  —  Update: We now have the actual .pdf files that went out to VZW employees.  Check them out after the jump.  In addition to the Talking Points document (widely seen already), there's also a Q&A .pdf.  Not much new here, but it does have a table comparing the Storm to the iPhone 3G.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Citi Says Sept. Qtr Tracking Ahead Of Street Ests; Contends Shipments Have Begun On New MacBooks  —  Citigroup's Richard Gardner asserted in a research note this morning that Apple's September quarter is tracking in line with his above-consensus revenue estimate of $8.3 billion …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
New MacBooks shipping all around us, unseen?
Discussion: Cult of Mac and AppleInsider
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Wow.  Apple Financial Services Really Does Make Buying a Mac as Easy as Using One
Discussion: MacUser, Infinite Loop and TG Daily
Times of London:
Google search finds seafaring solution  —  Google may take its battle for global domination to the high seas with the launch of its own “computer navy”.  —  The company is considering deploying the supercomputers necessary to operate its internet search engines on barges anchored up to seven miles (11km) offshore.
CodeWeavers:
Fire Drills and Proving a Point  —  So in a CodeWeavers management meeting one day, we were looking for a way to show off Wine's new maturity, particularly for porting applications.  What we needed was a freely redistributable application; one that didn't exist on Mac or Linux, but one that was readily understandable.
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louisgray.com:
CodeWeavers Brings Chrome Experience to Mac OS X, Linux
Discussion: Technologizer, Pimm and The Inquisitr
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Mark Hurd crunches the numbers  —  HP CEO Mark Hurd outlined the company's enterprise strategy for financial analysts on Monday.  Image: HP webcast  —  I was sitting with Mark Hurd on the patio outside his Palo Alto office exactly four months ago when he made it crystal clear that an avalanche of pink slips was coming.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Bleeds Purple.  And You Thought Microsoft's Marketing Campaign Was Weird  —  Apparently Yahoo has caught the bizarre marketing bug.  Today the company has launched “Start Wearing Purple”, a campaign that is trying to capitalize on the color's reported association with …
Maths / Music 2.0:
The Dark Truth About China's Baidu  —  One of the claims that Baidu makes is that it is the unwitting search engine that has no means to verify the legality of the music on third party sites it links to, but a new report on The Register shows that Baidu may have a little more to do with it than it lets on.
Discussion: p2pnet
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
HP Touchsmart IQ816 Adds Bigger Screen, Blu-ray, VESA Wall Mount  —  HPs Touchsmart all-in-one, launched earlier this summer, was a pretty good all-in-one PC, and now it got a few more features that sweeten the deal.  The key updates for the Touchsmart IQ816 are that it now comes with a 25.5-inch LCD …
Discussion: Engadget, Crave and Electronista
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Twilight of the GPU: an epic interview with Tim Sweeney  —  Inflection points  —  “Inflection point” is a much abused word these days, but if it's appropriate anywhere, then it's appropriate for describing the moment in the history of computing that we're rapidly approaching.
Discussion: Slashdot and Blue's News
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
AT&T to link iPhone to U-verse video, Internet  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. phone company AT&T Inc plans to eventually link Apple Inc's iPhone to its high-speed Internet and video service called U-verse, and introduce new features like using the phone as a remote control.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Things That Podcaster's Rejection From the App Store Is Not About  —  Daniel Dilger has a piece on Roughly Drafted today arguing that Apple's rejection of Podcaster from the App Store should not have been a surprise, and in fact should have been expected under section 3.3.3 of the iPhone SDK Agreement.
Discussion: Roughly Drafted
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft joins the ‘everyone but Apple’ digital-media coalition  —  Microsoft's digital-rights-management strategy on the consumer/device side of the house has been a constantly changing, murky one.  Microsoft's latest move in joining a new digital-media coalition is doing little — so far at least — to clarify the situation.
 
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Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
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Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile's Google-Based Phone Nears
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook App Consolidation Continues: SGN Acquires (fluff)Friends
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Sony Planning to Enter Netbook Market
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
With ThinkServer, a New Market for Lenovo
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
HP announces High-Def notebooks, HDX X16 and HDX X18
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Rumor: Windows 7 to Arrive Early, First Beta Due October 27
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
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Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Download all your tagged Facebook pics with a new app
Discussion: Webware.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
‘BusinessWeek’ site hacked in potential malware attack
Matt Murphy / iFundVC:
Launching the iFund Blog....
The Official Google Blog:
Google Desktop 5.8 for Windows: increased performance
Google Mac Blog:
Gears for Safari
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Stack Overflow Launches
Discussion: webmonkey and Platform Wars